The 2022 Theodore Payne Foundation Wildflower Hotline

Starting March 3, 2022, hear weekly recorded wildflower reports, narrated by Emmy Award-winning actor Joe Spano, the Voice of the Wild Flower Hotline, at 818 768-1802 ext 7. New reports are released every Friday, March through May! 

The acclaimed Theodore Payne Wild Flower Hotline, founded in 1983, offers free weekly online and recorded updates – posted each Friday from March through May – on the best locations for viewing spring wildflowers in Southern and Central California. All locations are on easily accessible public lands and range from urban to wild, distant to right here in Los Angeles. We balance the spectacle of annual flower displays with perennial plants and their spring color.

The Hotline is meant to help people enjoy the unique and beautiful nature of Southern California, without diminishing that resource in years to come. We encourage people to treat these floral treasures with care and respect.

  • Stay on the paths
  • Stand on bare ground
  • Leave the flowers unharmed
  • Take only photographs


Wild Flower Hotline